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Carlton sponsored Hans-Kristian Vittinghus was superb in the final of the Bitburger Open and completely dominated the game against China’s Wang Zhengming. The Danish star was clearly pumped up and once the first game was won there was only ever going to be one outcome.
Wang, who had conceded his last Superseries match against fellow Chinese Chen Long, never had the belief to beat Vittinghus who was in inspired form on the day. And even when the chinese player held a slender lead during the opening game the Dane always looked in control and took the game 21-18.
In the second game the Dane completely dominated the proceedings and his athleticism around the court and dominance at the net left the Chinese player lacking in ideas. As Wang’s confidence dropped Vittinghus’ was sky high and each point won was met with a clenched fist. It wasn’t long before the match was settled as Vittinghus closed out the second game and the match 21-10 in just 35 minutes.
Vittinghus had endured quite a tough passage to the final with all three matches prior to the final going the full three games. In the third round the Dane came up against the Malaysian Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif and despite losing the first game, Vittinghus put in a fighting performance to narrowly win the second game before completely dominating the third.
In the quarter final Vittinghus faced another Malaysian in the form of Kwong Being Chan. Again the first two games were evenly contested but the Danes’ fitness and determination once again shone through in the third as he comfortably overcame his opponent.
In the semi-final Vittinghus faced the number two seed and fellow European Marc Zwiebler in yet another three-game blockbuster. The German shuttler took the first game but Vittinghus never lost belief in his ability and his mix of quick movement around the court and touch at the net never gave Zwiebler a chance of a second game with the Dane eventually triumphant in an hour and three minutes.